Dolores Tropiano, left, and her son Dante Butzberger stand outside their home in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 3, 2021. (Photo by Alberto Mariani for AZCIR)

“504 plan” disability protection favors students at Arizona’s wealthier, whiter schools

Shortcomings at the federal, state and school level make securing a 504 plan easier for students with disabilities who attend Arizona schools that are wealthier and whiter. The disparity gives an advantage to families that can spend time and money advocating on their children’s behalf, while potentially limiting equal access to education for low-income students of color.

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